Amid bickering caused by comments made by the Oba of Lagos Rilwan Akiolu about the Igbos for their perceived massive support for the opposition in the state, the Igbo leaders in Lagos State on Wednesday said they have forgiven the monarch and moved on with their lives.
The Igbo leaders in the state who made this known after a meeting with the traditional rulers in Amuwo Odofin Local Government, at the council Secretariat, Festac Town Lagos said they had also unanimously endorsed the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode.
Speaking at the meeting, the Chairman of Ndi Eze, Lagos, Eze Dr. Gordian Dim refuted the hatred comment being circulated in the social media with regards the Oba of Lagos comment, saying it is meant to cause disaffection between the tribe and the monarch
He said, “What transpired at the Oba’s palace was not what was painted by some media organizations. I engineered the whole process, and I can say confidently to you that the Oba statement was misconstrued and should be discarded.
“His statement was a joke and we all laughed through it, we even promised him a wife.”
He noted that the needed transformation from the center will be achieved if the ambition of Ambode is supported.
The Igbo leaders averred that Lagos State has been their home and they will always support the progressives as enshrined in the All Progressives Congress.
He enjoined all Igbos to come out en mass and vote for Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode of APC in the Saturday polls.
Responding the Onilado of Ilado and Inagbe Island, HRM, Oba Mobadenle Oyekan thanked them for the visit and assured them that Lagos state is home to all and the government would never deny the citizens his or her right, as well as discriminate anybody irrespective of tribe, religion or ethnic background.
Oyekan reiterated the good relationship with the Igobs since the creation of Lagos State and appealed to them to continue with it, in other for more synergy and development to continue in the state.